As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Samsung L201 is also often compared to mirrorless, super zooms, pro digicams, compacts and digicams. The Samsung L201's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the NX500 and the L730) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P520 and the Coolpix S220)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 37 mm) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

Nikon Coolpix S220

Nikon Coolpix S220
6 months newer
$150

Significant advantages of the S220 (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S220 (vs the L201)

  • None found

common strengths of the S220 and L201

  • None found

Samsung L100

Samsung L100
6 months older
$300

Significant advantages of the L100 (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L100 (vs the L201)

  • None found

common strengths of the L100 and L201

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs mid size (120×64×43 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.7"), is slightly lighter (150 g vs 287 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,036k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 28 MP) and much lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO).

Samsung NX500

Samsung NX500
6 years newer
$1,399 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX500 (vs the L201)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the NX500 (vs the L201)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.7" vs 0.7"
  • Heavier: 287 g vs 150 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX500 and L201

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×64×43 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Light weight: 287 g vs 150 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 0.7"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs large (128×93×114 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 4.5") and is significantly lighter (150 g vs 650 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3x vs 65x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 21 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots).

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
4 years newer
$340

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the L201)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the L201)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×84×102 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 550 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the P520 and L201

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
6 years newer
$338 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the L201)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 3x
  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the L201)

  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.5" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the SX60 HS and L201

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.6"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 1.9 MP), is newer (july 2008 vs february 2002) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3 vs f/2), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 33 mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Samsung Digimax 230

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the Digimax 230 (vs the L201)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Digimax 230 (vs the L201)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.5"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 1.9 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the Digimax 230 and L201

  • Built-in flashes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (july 2008 vs july 2007).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix J30

Fujifilm FinePix J30
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the J30 (vs the L201)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 32 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the J30 (vs the L201)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the J30 and L201

  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 150 g

Samsung L730

Samsung L730
1 year older

Significant advantages of the L730 (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L730 (vs the L201)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the L730 and L201

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Samsung L73

Samsung L73
1 year older
$135

Significant advantages of the L73 (vs the L201)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L73 (vs the L201)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the L73 and L201

  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Nikon Coolpix S230

Nikon Coolpix S230
6 months newer
$70

Significant advantages of the S230 (vs the L201)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S230 (vs the L201)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S230 and L201

  • Fairly small: Super compact (57×91×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 115 g vs 150 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 43 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs standard size (142×81×53 mm)), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 0.3 MP) and is newer (july 2008 vs may 1997).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/10000 of a second).

Epson PhotoPC 500

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11 years older

Significant advantages of the PhotoPC 500 (vs the L201)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/10000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PhotoPC 500 (vs the L201)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 43 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 0.3 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the PhotoPC 500 and L201

  • None found